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Submitted by Rodney Stenning Edgecombe

Owen Brannigan
Singing voice of Hermann & Crespel in ToH

Extract from: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Opera

Brannigan, Owen (b. Annitsford, nr. Newcastle, 10 Mar 1908). English bass.
Studied G. S. M. [Guildhall School of Music] Debut Newcastle with S.W. [Sadler's Wells] 1943, Sarastro. S.W. 1944-9 and 1952-8. Created Swallow (Peter Grimes) 1945, Collatinus in Rape of Lucretia, 1946, Noye in Noye's Fludde, 1958, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1960. One of the best English buffo singers, possessing a voice of large size and excellent quality.

Owen died on May 9th, 1973 in Newcastle.

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